If you’ve been following these latest writings, you know our dog Buddy was diagnosed with a tumor attached to his heart and the vet thinks it is cancerous. She did not take a biopsy since it is attached.
Buddy has had a rough life prior to coming to live with us. Much of his trauma has been healed with us, but clearly something has left an impact to his heart.
I am realizing today, the result of knowing he has this thing attached to his heart and it will eventually take his body, I look at him differently. He’s being his normal self and I look at him and wonder if he feels okay. I wonder if he’s sleeping so much because he doesn’t feel good.
Here’s the TRUTH about Buddy. We have called him our narcoleptic dog since he came here, because he has always been a low energy kind of dog. He’s a chocolate lab, so we find this behavior quite unusual for his breed. We figure it is probably normal based on the little we know about his history.
I am inviting you to consider how much your perspective changes based on the knowledge you have about someone or something or based on your judgment about the meaning you gave it in your head.
Perspective is everything. It determines our view of the world, our attitude about life, how we experience everything around us.
Every single thing happens in the mind first. We determine in our mind our perspective of what we see about the world, FIRST AND FOREMOST.
This is how we as human beings operate. We witness and observe things that happen and we have a whole complete dialogue in our minds that determines how we perceive what just happened. We make up whole complete stories in our mind that determines our perspective.
WE unconsciously DECIDE our view in our minds based on our life experiences, conditioning and programming. If you are not convinced just yet, PAY ATTENTION to your opinion of this blog you are reading right now.
Are you thinking? “Oh, this is bull shit. That is not what I do.”
Maybe, you’re now paying attention to you thoughts and wondering if what your reading is actually true. Possibly, you already know this and it resonates completely.
Many people simply go through life never considering why we think, respond or react the way we do. It is just how it is. The moment we have that thought: “It is just how it is.” we close off any opportunity for growth or consideration of any other possibility.
Since Buddy has been diagnosed with this tumor attached to his heart we feel more loving toward him. We pay more attention to him and give him more love, pets and pats.
He eats it up. He is loving this. He probably has no idea what has changed, but he is the recipient of more love and attention, so it probably doesn’t matter much. He’s just a content and happy doggy.
Our feelings toward him are more fully present because we know he has an expiration date, even though we have no idea when. We are staying connected to our feelings about and toward him for the same reasons. No matter how tired, exhausted or distracted we might be, we have this diagnosis that has changed our perspective.
My invitation to you today: when you witness somebody behaving differently than you might behave, consider what has occurred in their world that has caused them to act this way. It is as simple as, “I wonder…”
Often when we shift our perspective, we develop a bit more compassion and love for others. We are kinder when we simply look at what has happened to us that has caused us to behave in certain ways and apply this consideration to others.
We ALL have a story. We ALL have perspectives based on our story.
If you would like more assistance in shifting your perspective, feel free to reach out to discover if now is the right time for you to be coached into the deeper layers of what your conditioning and programming might be.
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